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How to Build a Retirement Game Plan

By Leischen Stelter

All officers know the date they will retire, even rookies. Yet, not enough prepare for retirement. Here's how one officer developed a game plan, which included going back to school and starting a business. But the best thing he did? It's something he thinks ALL officers should do before they leave the force.

How Much Drug Use Occurs in Law Enforcement?

By Keith Graves

After seeing more than one officer succumb to drug abuse during his 29-year law enforcement career, this student decided to research drug use by police for his graduate thesis. Here's what he learned about officer drug use before joining the force and the prevalence of abuse during a career.

Hurricane Season: How GIS Data Continues to Change Disaster Response

By Kurt Binversie

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive and widespread damage. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn't over. Here are some of the best Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) websites that provide critical data so responding agencies know where the storm will hit.

How to Identify Signs of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and it's happening across the country. To help combat this atrocious crime, here are signs to look for that a person is a victim of human trafficking. For those in law enforcement, here are questions to ask a potential victim.

First Responders: How Will You Take Care of Yourselves after Retirement?

By Randall Hanifen

For today's firefighters and public safety professionals, the guarantee of a good retirement is quickly dwindling. Here are some tips for long-term retirement planning and advice on how to prepare for a career post-retirement.

Tunnel Vision and Chronic Stress: How to Manage Your Physiological Responses

By Jarrod Sadulski

When police are called into action, the stress can cause a variety of physiological responses like tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. Learn how officers can anticipate and then control these effects so they can maintain high levels of situational awareness.

Eight Ways Police Can Improve Their Active Listening Skills

By Tim Hardiman

Police officers must constantly interact with others, but how well do they actually listen? From investigations at work to relationships at home, here are eight ways officers can improve their active listening skills.